Visqueen provides radon protection for local community centre

The development of a local community centre and all-weather football pitches at Mossedge Village, in Linwood, Scotland has welcomed the donation of Visqueen Radon Membrane from the company in conjunction with Grayson Building Products.

The development is the result of a campaign by a team of six local women, first to save their initial community centre and then to build a new one that would meet the needs of the town’s inhabitants.

The project will see the construction of a 3G football pitch and a community centre, directed by the Linwood Community Development Trust which is chaired by the team with building work on the community centre carried out by Kelburne Construction.

Funding contributions have been made by the Scottish Government, Renfrewshire Council, Resilient Scotland, LEADER European Fund and EB Scotland. This funding, amounting to £1.4 million so far, alongside the efforts of the Trust and a donation of five hectares of land by Renfrewshire Council has led to the remarkable success of the project. However, the funding has only provided for the outer shell of the community centre, with various building elements still needing to be procured.

When the contractors tendered for materials Jim Martin, Branch Manager of Grayson Fixings Scotland recognised the value in the project and asked suppliers for donations. Such community projects are valued by members of the Visqueen technical team and so a donation of radon barrier membrane was made, providing the centre with the protection it required against radon ingress.

Visqueen Radon Membrane is manufactured from an enhanced blend of polymer films that is suitable for use in the protection of buildings from the ingress of radon gas and also acts as a damp proof membrane.

Kirsty Flannigan, Community Project Manager for Linwood Community Action Development Trust said:

“We are delighted with the support we have received from businesses to help in the construction of our new community centre. Donations from companies such as Visqueen are essential to the success of the project and will ensure that we can create a building that is a real asset for our community.”

Laura Beveridge, Contract Support Manager who oversaw the donation said:

“Supporting community projects is a fundamental part of Visqueen’s ethos. We invest heavily in the development of our staff and in our local communities, supporting these important projects and we wish the Trust and the wider Linwood community every success with the Mossedge Village development”.